Jean Garvin School

Therapeutic Components

We provide school social work services and home-school coordination, as well as multiple supports to students and families in order to foster growth, success and improved quality of life. Students spend time each day learning the skills necessary for improved mental health and well-being.

Our clinical staff is dedicated to teaching students the necessary skills to cope with challenges and to identify personal success. We focus on helping students and their families get unstuck and back to enjoying life.

Academic Information

Our exceptional teaching staff are each licensed within their content area, have attained Highly Qualified Teacher status within Vermont, and are always eager to learn new strategies. Students benefit from individualized learning which accommodates their specific needs and learning styles. We offer experiential activities that have practical applications to everyday life.

Admission Information

Students are referred by their local school district, and tuition is paid by the sending school. Students are referred to the Jean Garvin School through the Individualized Education Planning (IEP) teams within their schools. Priority is given to students who reside in towns that are part of the Chittenden County BEST Project (Building Effective Support for Teaching Students with Behavioral Challenges). Priority is given to students from our consortium member districts which include the Burlington School District, Chittenden Central Supervisory Union, Chittenden South Supervisory Union, Colchester School District, Milton School District and South Burlington School District.

In addition, we’ve recently received our immunization report from the Agency of Education and Department of Health.  For your information, we have included the memo here.

Meet the Staff

The Jean Garvin School staff includes:

  • Program Director
  • Education Director
  • 2 Special Educators
  • 3 School Social Workers
  • 2 Master’s level Educational Counselors
  • 4 Academic Teachers who are licensed in their content area and have met Highly Qualified Teacher Status
  • 3 Teaching Interventionist
  • Operations Coordinator

Contact Us

Have a question? Email us with your question. We look forward to hearing from you!
Lisa Bilowith, Jean Garvin School Director
802-488-6767
LisaB@howardcenter.org.

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